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Plumbeous vireo        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Plumbeous, Cassin's, and blue-headed vireos were formerly considered one species, the spectacled vireo.   All have striking 'spectacles' around the eye and loud voices; the plumbeous vireo has a gray-and-white coloration and a preference for dry woodland and forest in the American southwest.   These were photographed in the Chiricahua and Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona..

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2020)